Uptown for the Holidays

Uptown Athens will be as pretty as a postcard this December with festive decorations, tree lights, holiday music and wreaths that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season!

The most wonderful time of year on Court Street

Uptown Athens will be as pretty as a postcard this December with festive decorations, tree lights, holiday music and wreaths that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season! Court Street will be graced with the sounds of carolers, bands, choirs and local musicians. Activities and experiences for children around every turn. Also, make sure to find the gingerbread houses gracing the windows and displays of Uptown shops for the Second Annual Uptown Athens Gingerbread Competition! So much magic to enjoy this season.


Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting
Thursday, December 4 - 6:00-8:00pm
       Court Street and inside the 5 On Court building, 5 N. Court St., Athens

The Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Kickoff to the Holiday Season will include horse-drawn wagon rides, music and caroling, holiday refreshments and children's activities at participating uptown merchants and, of course, the tree lighting and arrival of SANTA!


Visits with Santa
Thursdays: December 11 & 18 - 6:00-8:00pm
       Inside the 5 On Court building, 5 N. Court St., Athens
Saturdays: December 13 & 20 - 11:00am-1:00pm
       Inside Santa's house located in front of the Athens County Court House

Holiday Movies at The Athena Cinema
The Athena Cinema will be screening free holiday movies along with a canned food drive. Movie titles, dates, times and details TBA. Please check back!

The Second Annual Athens Gingerbread Competition
The Athens Gingerbread Competition is back! Find out how you can be part of the fun, HERE.

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